Wordless Wednesday: Little Bits of Wonder

 Our wonder-FULL home. design effort  miracle  sustainence beauty productivity life This post linked up to I Thought I Knew Mama’s Wordless Wednesday, Hobo Mama’s Wordless Wednesday and Sweet Peas and Bumblebees Wordless Wednesday

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Sugar, Sugar: How to avoid GMO this Halloween

Halloween is coming, and with it the onslaught of sugar.  But sugar isn’t just sugar anymore.   Most Halloween candy is made from HFCS (High Fructose Corn Syrup) or sugar.  Since 50% of American sugar supply is from GMO sugar beet, and HFCS is made from GMO corn, that makes standard Halloween candy more than likely to be […]

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Pumpkin flax pancakes from scratch.

Canadian thanksgiving has come and gone.  The turkey is eaten, the pies are done, but the remaining pureed pumpkin sat in the fridge waiting for me to make something with it.  I made pumpkin loaves last week, and so this week I pulled out the pumpkin and made pumpkin flax pancakes.  Easy, quick, fall-flavoured pancakes […]

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Fish in your strawberries? What you don’t know about GMOs.

 A stunningly beautiful canola crop.  80% of Canadian canola crops are GMO. You hear about it on the news.  You know it is controversial.  You feel strongly that it is bad… but do you really know why?   And do you know who the Monsanto Company is?  I didn’t for years.  I chose products that were labelled “non-GMO” but […]

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Garden Soup

My family loves soup. I stopped buying canned soup when I found out most cans were lined with BPA. Which added to my workload: now I have to make homemade soup.  Nothing is nicer, though, than hot soup on a crisp, fall day (or a wet, rainy fall/winter/spring day as we get on the west coast of BC).   […]

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Canning For Beginners: Plums!

Want to try canning fruit but don’t know where to begin?  Try plums!  They require no peeling, coring, or scalding.  They make for a tasty, quick dessert or snack, and they look gorgeous on your shelves.  What more could you ask for?   My parents have lots of Italian plums trees (also known as prune plums) […]

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Don’t do it ’til you’re done having kids.

Thanks Mom, for never having smoked in your lifetime. You may have saved your grandchildren from heart disease. Thanks Dad, for staying fit and not over-indulging during your lifetime. You may have saved your children a lifetime struggle with obesity. An interesting new study indicates that by smoking, over-eating, drinking in excess or otherwise not […]

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Why are we poisoning our kids?

I was at a child’s birthday party the other day enjoying the excitement, food and company. Everyone had just finished singing “Happy Birthday” to the Birthday Girl and they were currently plowing into the birthday cake. My son had been given a piece and I was sharing a piece with my one year old daughter. […]

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A Hungry Child Can’t Wait: 5 for 5

Guest Blogger: Sarah Lenssen from #Ask5for5 Family photos by Mike Fiechtner Photography Thank you My Healthy Green Family and nearly 150 other bloggers from around the world for allowing me to share a story with you today, during Social Media Week. A hungry child in East Africa can’t wait. Her hunger consumes her while we […]

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Elimination Communication: My Experience

For years, the joke of the family was my grandma who insisted that her son was potty trained at 3 months old. She sometimes comes up with astounding ideas and she regularly reads the Star or the National Inquirer so we didn’t take a whole lot of what she said very seriously. I should probably […]

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